Robert Frost 's The Road Not Taken And Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

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Almost all of the poems written by poets are influenced by a particular lifestyle or an event that has occurred throughout the life of that poet. This is certainly the case for the poet Robert Frost. Robert Frost is famous for almost all of his poems, especially “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”. “Of all the major twentieth century American Poets, Robert Frost remains the most well-known, the most public, and the least understood” (Wilcox I). Some of the common themes found throughout Frost’s poems include nature, tragedy, and loneliness. These common themes are not random or intentional. The poems by Frost likely include these themes because of the way he lived throughout his life. Despite spending plenty of time in the city during his college and teaching life, Frost chose to live the majority of his life in the countryside to be more connected with nature opposed to the city. Throughout Frost’s early life, he lived in the countryside of Massachusetts, and eventually bought a few farms to live on in his later years when he was married (Pritchard 1994). In addition to living most of his life in rural areas, Frost experienced many tragic events regarding his children and wife. From these events many of Frost’s poems are representative of his sad and depressing, rural lifestyle. One poem in particular that exemplifies the common themes of Frost’s life is “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” This poem is a great example on how the outside world…

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